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Library History

On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall.  In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library.  When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut.  An addition to that building was built in 1970.  The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area.  In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.

Upcoming Events

Apr
19
Fri
1:00 pm FoWL Book Sale
FoWL Book Sale
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
FoWL Book Sale @ Washington District Library- Main Library
The sale includes thousands of books of all genres and topics. All proceeds go toward adding popular items to the collection, paying for additional programs, and covering expenses for the children’s department and summer reading. Friday & Saturday: $1 each Sunday: $0.50 each Monday: $3/bag Tuesday: Free/Donation Book, DVD, and CD donations for the book[...]
Apr
23
Tue
6:30 pm Sunnyland Craft Night
Sunnyland Craft Night
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunnyland Craft Night @ Washington District Library-Sunnyland Branch
Need a decorative rock for your garden, or just something small to display your art skills. Come join us at the Branch for a night of rock painting. April Craft: Rock Painting Ages: 18+. Registration Required. Call (309)745-3023 to register.
Apr
25
Thu
9:30 am Babytime
Babytime
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
Babytime @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Spend time with your Baby Bounce friends while you get to play with shakers, bells, and all of our other class favorites! April 11 – May 23 (No Babytime 4/18) Ages: 0-2.
6:30 pm Seed Saving
Seed Saving
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Seed Saving @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Did you know that WDL is adding a Seed Library to our Sunnyland Branch location? Join Karen Corrigan from the U of I Extension to learn seed saving tips and techniques to help make this endeavor a success! Ages: 18+.
Apr
26
Fri
9:00 am Library Delayed Opening
Library Delayed Opening
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Library Delayed Opening
Main and Branch libraries will open at 10 AM on the last Friday of each month to allow for all-staff meetings.
10:30 am Tiny Town Playtime
Tiny Town Playtime
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Tiny Town Playtime @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Missing storytime? Play with your storytime friends while visiting our tiny town! April 12 – May 24 (No TT 4/19) Ages: 0-5.
Apr
27
Sat
10:00 am PAWs to Read
PAWs to Read
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
PAWs to Read @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Encourage a love of reading books, by signing up for a 15-minute session to read to a registered therapy dog courtesy of the Peoria Humane Society! A promotional video will be shot during this event to promote the PAWs to Read Program. Ages: 5-12. Registration Required. Call (309)444-2241 to register.
Apr
30
Tue
4:00 pm Lego Club
Lego Club
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Lego Club @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Use library-supplied Legos to build original creations that will be displayed for a whole month! Ages: 5-12.
6:30 pm CrafTEEN
CrafTEEN
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CrafTEEN @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Sign-up to make a different craft every month! April Craft: Pressed Flower Art Grades: 6-12. Registration Required. Call (309)444-2241 to register.
May
1
Wed
6:30 pm Puzzle Competition
Puzzle Competition
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Puzzle Competition @ Washington District Library - Main Library
Think your group can be the fastest to put together a 350 piece puzzle? Test your skills against other groups of puzzlers and win a prize if you and your group complete your puzzle first! Ages: 18+. Registration Required. Call (309)444-2241 to register.